Posted by: kcgadiyar | October 19, 2009

Music Review: Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani

apkgkI like listening to music while i work, and one theme i have consistently noticed is that i almost never listen to a full album. Mostly because every single song on an album being good enough to warrant a listen is very, very rare. In fact, so far this year, only 2 albums had earned a full listening from me, those albums being “Raaz: The mystery continues” and “Dev D” and both albums consisted of what can be termed as not proper filmi music. The only proper filmy album which had come close was “Love Aaj Kal”, but the wedding song was a chore to listen to.

That brings me to “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani”, an album i only started listening to because of the promo track “Main tera dhadkan teri”, but this album was a genuine surprise and i felt that was enough to get it a music review post. The album has 14 songs on it totally, well it has 7 original songs, 5 remixes, a reprise and an unplugged version. The album also has a grand total of 17 (SEVENTEEN) singers. Despite all this, through the whole album, i wanted to skip a portion of a song only once.

The album kicks off with the aforementioned “Main tera dhadkan teri” which kicks off with Hard Kaur rapping, but the singers of the song proper are K.K. and Sunidhi Chauhan, the song is a really good one and will mostly be the song which will cause people to purchase the music, but it is not the best song on the album.

The best song of the album appears 3 times and is sung by a 7 different singers. The song is “Tu Jaane Na“. The first version is sung by Atif Aslam, the song has a sufi rhythm and Atif’s voice is perfect for it. The reprise of the song is sung by 3 different singers, but the best version of the song is sung by Kailash Kher and is the Unplugged version.

The next song “Oh By God” sung by Mika ans Sunidhi Chauhan has a very catchy wedding shehnai as the base, the song starts off irritatingly, but then gets way better, and by the time we hit the shehnai portion, the song just explodes. This is followed by “Tera hone laga hai” which sounds a lot like “Is this love” from Kismat Konnection. This is followed by “Prem ki naiyya” which features Neeraj Shreedhar trying to sing in Bhojpuri, yes, it is as funny as it sounds.

The last 2 songs are probably the weakest in the album, but still good songs nonetheless “Aa Jao meri tamanna” by Javed Ali and Jojo (the Woh Kaun thi guy) is a good lounge track and the song “Follow Me” is basically the rap portion of the first track minus the rest of the first track.

All in all, this is one of the better albums of this year (The best album of the year is still close between Raaz and Dev D, according to me at least).

Pritam has composed brilliant music, 5 on 5.

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